50 Facts About Mark Cavendish

1. On Tuesday, Mark Cavendish told the BBC he had decided which team he will be with in 2012, but did not reveal their name.

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2. Mark Cavendish attended Cambridge University from 1749 to 1753, but left without a degree.

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3. Mark Cavendish has celebrated the total number of 33 birthdays till date.

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4. Mark Cavendish has declared the American-grown pistachio nut as his official snack.

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5. Mark Cavendish celebrates after winning stage 7 of the Tour de France.

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6. Mark Cavendish suffered nasty road rash in the 2012 Giro.

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7. Mark Cavendish has won twenty-five Tour de France stages putting him third on the all-time list and fourth on the all-time list of Grand Tour stage winners with forty-three victories.

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8. Mark Cavendish crossed the line first and took the leader's jersey.

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9. Mark Cavendish returned to form by winning the Stage 5, Stage 6, Stage 11, Stage 18 and Stage 20, bringing his career total to 15 stage wins.

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10. On the road, Mark Cavendish won his first stages of a grand tour, by picking two victories in the 2008 Giro d'Italia.

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11. In 2008, Mark Cavendish returned to the track, winning the Madison World Championships in Manchester with Bradley Wiggins, as Great Britain topped the medal table.

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12. Mark Cavendish began 2007 "laboriously", said the daily sports paper, L'Equipe.

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13. Mark Cavendish began his career with the British Track Cycling team.

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14. Mark Cavendish worked in a bank for two years after leaving school.

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15. Mark Cavendish was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Douglas in 2008, and collected the award on 14 April 2011.

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16. Mark Cavendish started racing informally at 12, as a mountain-bike rider.

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17. Mark Cavendish Farms has responded to an exchange in the legislature that happened Wednesday, when.

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18. Mark Cavendish has won 30 stages in the Tour de France and won the green points jersey in 2011.

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19. Mark Cavendish had an exceptionally long racing campaign in 2016 as he dovetailed his road ambitions with the pursuit of an Olympic gold medal in Rio.

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20. Mark Cavendish has been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr Virus—commonly known as Glandular Fever or Mononucleosis—and will need time out to make a gradual return to training and fitness.

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21. Mark Cavendish announced the creation of the Rise Above Sportive, a cyclosportive to be held in Chester and North Wales in August 2015.

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22. Mark Cavendish has a 'photographic' memory for the details of race routes.

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23. Mark Cavendish is married to former glamour model and Page 3 girl Peta Todd.

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24. Mark Cavendish has been compared to an athletics sprinter pushing on the starting blocks.

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25. Mark Cavendish crossed the line one hour five minutes and 33 seconds after stage winner Geraint Thomas, way outside the time limit that had been set at 31:27.

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26. In 2018 Mark Cavendish's hopes of winning a Tour de France stage ended after failing to make the time cut on the 11th stage.

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27. Mark Cavendish was fit to start Milan–San Remo, but crashed heavily into a bollard in the final 10km as the peloton approached the crucial Poggio di San Remo climb.

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28. Mark Cavendish started his 2018 season at the Dubai Tour, winning stage 3.

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29. Mark Cavendish has been announced as returning to race at Six Day London.

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30. Mark Cavendish suffered a fractured shoulder blade and withdrew from the race.

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31. Mark Cavendish went on to take his fourth stage of the 2016 Tour, and his 30th Tour stage victory, on Stage 14, pipping Alexander Kristoff and Sagan to the finish in Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux.

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32. Mark Cavendish won stage three in a photo finish with Andre Greipel in Angers, taking his 28th win and equalling Bernard Hinault's tally.

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33. At the Tour de France Mark Cavendish won stage seven in a sprint finish in Fougeres.

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34. In contrast to the previous year, Mark Cavendish had a successful start to the 2015 season, winning five races by mid-February, including two stages, the points classification and the general classification at the Dubai Tour.

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35. Mark Cavendish had a quiet start to the year, deciding not to compete in the Giro d'Italia.

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36. Mark Cavendish started the 2013 season by winning the opening stage of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina on his debut for Omega Pharma–Quick-Step.

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37. Mark Cavendish won three stages of the Tour of Britain, crossing the line first in Dumfries, Blackpool and Guildford.

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38. Mark Cavendish won the final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysee for a record fourth successive year and, in doing so, became the most successful sprinter in Tour history with twenty-three stage wins.

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39. Mark Cavendish completed the Giro, but lost the points classification to Team Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez by a single point.

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40. In the Tour de Romandie, Mark Cavendish showed his ability in short time trials by finishing third in the prologue, but did not take any stage wins.

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41. Mark Cavendish began his 2012 season at the Tour of Qatar, where after struggling with illness, he won stage three to take his first victory for Team Sky.

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42. Mark Cavendish won stage one in Dumfries to take the leader's jersey at that point in the race, and the final stage in London.

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43. Mark Cavendish got his first grand tour victory of the year by winning stage ten of the Giro, shrugging off claims that he had illegally held on to his team car when climbing Mount Etna on stage nine.

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44. Mark Cavendish had a slow start to 2011 failing to win a race until late February when he won the stage six of the Tour of Oman.

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45. Mark Cavendish repeated his two-stage victory at the Three Days of De Panne from 2008, winning the points classification.

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46. Mark Cavendish felt that Wiggins had not performed to the best of his ability in the Madison.

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47. Mark Cavendish began 2006 with the Continental team, Team Sparkasse, a feeder squad for T-Mobile Team.

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48. Mark Cavendish was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, the son of David from the Isle, and Adele from Yorkshire, England.

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49. In the Queen's Birthday Honours 2011, Mark Cavendish was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to British Cycling.

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50. Mark Cavendish has won thirty Tour de France stages, putting him second on the all-time list, contributing to a joint third-highest total of forty-eight Grand Tour stage victories.

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